New figures show North Carolina students making gains in math, reading

Published: Sep. 1, 2016 at 9:20 PM EDT
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Figures from the State Department of Public Instruction show North Carolina students recorded slight gains in their math and reading proficiency and readiness for college careers.

Those statistics from the Ready Accountability Model were presented to the North Carolina State Board of Education Thursday.

WITN checked in on some local counties to see how they did.

The percentage of Pitt County students who complete high school within four years grew from just over 80-percent to 83-percent, according to officials. In addition, grade level proficiency rose nearly 2-percent.

"Everything's going in the right direction, that's the key part," says Dr. Ethan Lenker, Pitt County School's superintendent. "Now, does that mean everything's perfect? Obviously not. Obviously there's things for us to work on, but as a whole, we see things going in the right direction. That's kind of what we want to make sure we continue that direction."

Officials with Carteret County Public Schools say their 4-year graduation rate increased to just over 87-percent.

To see the full report detailing results across the state, click the link on the upper right side of this page.